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Singapore is fast becoming recognised as a gateway to the rest of Asia by businesses looking to grow globally. John McHugh, Property Marketing Manager at MAG Property the property and development arm of leading UK airport operator Manchester Airports Group, talks to The NextWomen about some of the best business cities in the world, and what they offer to the business owners who decide to locate their companies within them.

The NWBC recently highlighted access to capital as a major issue facing female entrepreneurs.

Tina Amirtha spoke to Carla Harris, the Chairwomen of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), about the findings of the NWBC’s 2013 report regarding the current economic issues facing U.S. based women-owned businesses and the importance of broadening access to capital for women entrepreneurs.

Daniel Heaf at the Dublin World Summit 2013As Chief Digital Officer for BBC Worldwide, Dan Heaf is responsible for driving a unified digital strategy and consumer vision across BBC Worldwide's digital portfolio. This includes the organisation's world-class branded consumer services such as: topgear.com and goodfood.com as well as owned and operated services like the international feature sections on BBC.COM (BBC Travel, BBC Future and BBC Autos).

Dan is also in charge of the organisation's consumer digital facing services, including the successful portfolio of brands on Facebook and international channels on YouTube. He also oversees the organisations award-winning start-up initiative BBC Worldwide Labs which supports digital start-ups in their ambitions to secure global partnerships.

Jules Coleman and Alex Depledge from Hassle were lucky enough to grab a quick interview with him at the Dublin Web Summit.

Madge Meyer has been recognised with 12 awards for her achievements. Madge Meyer was the Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow at State Street Corporation, where she served as Executive Vice President for over a decade.

Madge believes passionately in making innovation “Business-as-Usual” – to continually develop and implement new ideas or solutions that create business value and increase competitive advantage. During the past year she represented State Street as a Consultant, assisting MIT Collaborative Initiatives to bring innovative solutions to problems broadly ranging from global sustainability to health, education and veterans’ reintegration.

Van der Meer Mohr aims to continue to build global networks of partnerships in order to strengthen the university.As part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to the President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Executive Board, and one of the most powerful women in the Netherlands, Pauline van der Meer Mohr. Part 1 of her interview was published last week and you can read that here.

In her role as President, she devises and implements the strategic planning and policies of the university through the board. During her first four-year term, which ended at the end of 2013, Van der Meer Mohr created international partnerships with other universities and a more culturally open academic environment for students and staff. As her first term proved successful, the EUR Supervisory Board recently invited her back for her second term that started in January 2014. 

Alongside her executive position at EUR, Van der Meer Mohr is a non-executive board member at Royal DSM N.V., the Netherlands-based life sciences and material sciences company, and ASML Holding N.V., a lithography systems company.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr, one of the most powerful women in the NetherlandsAs part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to the President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Executive Board, and one of the most powerful women in the Netherlands, Pauline van der Meer Mohr.

In her role as President, she devises and implements the strategic planning and policies of the university through the board. During her first four-year term, which ended at the end of 2013, Van der Meer Mohr created international partnerships with other universities and a more culturally open academic environment for students and staff. As her first term proved successful, the EUR Supervisory Board recently invited her back for her second term that started in January 2014. 

Alongside her executive position at EUR, Van der Meer Mohr is a non-executive board member at Royal DSM N.V., the Netherlands-based life sciences and material sciences company, and ASML Holding N.V., a lithography systems company.

Director of Business Innovation and MBA alumna, Amy (Bing) Chen.

As part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to Director of Business Innovation and MBA alumna, Amy (Bing) Chen.

Ms. Chen is currently Director of Business Innovation for Daimler Greater China. Before joining Daimler, she was Project Director of Business Development for AES Corporation in China, during which time she led M&A efforts and established partnerships with prominent energy companies.

While working for McKinsey & Company Germany, she gained extensive consulting knowledge on strategic topics across Europe and North Africa. She also worked in the USA before for Motorola, Inc.

Ms. Chen holds an MBA from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and a BA in International Finance from Renmin University of China.

We spoke to Ms. Chen about her career so far and her motivation for studying for an MBA.

Niamh is on the Steering Committee of The 30% Club, and sits on the Global Advisory Board of AstiaNiamh Corbett is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.

Niamh is a Steering Committee Member of the 30% Club; a cross business initiative originally aimed at achieving 30% women on corporate boards by 2015, but now with a widened focus on developing female talent at all levels, through voluntary, business-led change. She is particularly involved in the 30% Club’s social media profile. She has also written on topics related to women in business for industry and national publications and speaks regularly at conferences and events.

Niamh started her career in banking at Arbuthnot Securities where she focused on raising VC funding for and advising and listing early stage high growth companies. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and is currently a Vice President in their Equity Capital Markets division in London, advising FTSE 100 companies on their market interactions.

Niamh also sits on the Global Advisory Board of Astia – a not-for-profit organisation committed to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of high-potential, high-growth, women-led startups worldwide.

Niamh is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here

Sue Moorcroft, award winning novelistSue Moorcroft proves that it is possible to follow your dream and carve a career out of your passion. She is a writer of novels, 'how to' books, short stories, serials, articles and columns. In addition she is a creative writing tutor and competition judge. Sue is a long-serving committee member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and was the Winner of the Festival of Romance - Best Romantic Read 2011.

Sue was born in Monchengladbach, Germany into an army family, and her childhood included living in Cyprus and Malta, as well as the UK. Before becoming a writer, she worked in a bank, as a bookkeeper, for Motor Cycle News and for a typesetter.

As a writer, Sue represents a different kind of 'expert' for The NextWomen and to celebrate my new role as Editor, I couldn't resist interviewing one of my personal female heroes.

As a self-confessed bookworm and lover of Sue’s writing, I was thrilled to get the chance to ask her about her journey so far, the challenges of the publishing industry, and what the future holds.

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Senior Management Professional and MBA alumna Christine Pans.

As part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to Senior Management Professional Christine Pans.

Christine is currently one of four General Managers working for Vluchtelingenwerk Oost Nederland  - the Dutch Council of Refugees East Netherlands. She manages a team of 15 professionals and approximately 400 volunteers and is responsible for the acquisition of new projects, including fundraising.

Christine spent more than a decade working for large, multinational corporates focussing on operational strategy before taking a two year sabbatical. During this time she enrolled as a student at the BodyMind Institute and gained valuable insights into personal drives and motivations both of herself and others. She also worked as a volunteer at Hospice Vier Vogels Rotterdam before joining Vluchtelingenwerk Oost Nederland in 2009.